Sharing the Arts

Sharing the Arts is a non-profit performing arts program for individuals with mild to moderate developmental delays, including chromosomal abnormalities, Asperger's Syndrome, genetic anomalies, and other developmental delays. Our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with special needs through the performing arts. Classes are led by teachers and support staff to provide redirection and assistance. Pre-teen through college-age volunteers serve as assistants, demonstrators, mentors, and most importantly, friends in the class.

 PROGRAMS INCLUDE PRE-BALLET/JAZZ, HIP-HOP, VOCAL,  ACTING AND MUSICAL THEATRE

 

 

Mindfulness and Meditation

If you want to help your child connect to their inner peace and joy, have them come join our group as we practice mediation and learn mindfulness techniques. We are three sisters who are on a journey to incorporate mindfulness into our lives. Our meetings are designed to share and encourage variety of mindfulness techniques to tap into our inner calm. Our goal is to empower one another!

Instructors

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Karen Borenius

Certified Mediation Teacher

MA Technology

BA Teaching

NJ Teaching Certificate K-8

Susan Flood 

MA Counseling and Group Facilitating

BA Sociology

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Candice Oberg-Wurst

MA Teaching

BA Psychology

NJ Teaching Certificate K-8


Music Together

Our Music together mixed age classes (8 mo. - 3 yrs.) build on your child’s natural enthusiasm for music and movement regardless of their musical ability. Activities focus on adult/child interaction. We’ll help you provide your child with basic musical skills needed to enjoy school and social musical activities, and to study an instrument should he or she choose to do so. 

 

Instructors

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Janica Carpenter

Janica is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and attended the University of Wisconsin. Janica taught dance for two years at Miss Nettie's School of Dance in Ripon, Wisconsin and was a member of Friends Mime Theater of Milwaukee, a traveling educational theatre company. She is the mother of an eleven year old daughter and is a registered Music Together  teacher, having successfully completed the Music Together® Teaching Workshop developed by the Center for Music and Young Children, Princeton, NJ. 

 Alyson Cohn

Director/Instructor, received her B.F.A in Theatre as well as a B.F.A in Music from Syracuse University where she minored in education. A professional actress, singer, and director, as well as a NJ certified teacher, Alyson was trained by the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, NJ and is a licensed Music Together® director.

 

                       


Mommy & Me Italian Class

 

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La Piazza Italian School offers a fantastic learning opportunity for children ages 2-4 and their caregiver. The rubrics of spoken Italian will be practiced and enhanced through songs, stories, and nursery rhymes, and modeled and explored as the children enter their make believe world of role play through weekly 45 minute classes. 

Instructor

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Michaela Opolka Capellari

 Founder and Director of La Piazza Italian School. 

Michaela was born in an Italian-German bilingual family, and lived and studied entirely in Rome, Italy. After graduating in Classical Studies she studied Foreigner Languages and Literature of Roma Tre University, and Faculty of Interpreting and Translation at the University of International Studies of Rome.  Michaela has international experience in teaching languages (Ireland, Canada, USA). Michaela moved to the United States in 2012 where she used her expertise and experience to bring a genuine Italian cultural experience to New Jersey through the opening of La Piazza Italian School in 2017.